Devised to facilitate safe, efficient, repeatable chemical reactions, the Readco Continuous Hybrid Reactor features a proprietary design that develops a deep vacuum to promote a high level of control over heat transfer rate, residence time, mixing intensity and other reaction conditions. Setting twin, co-rotating, hollow paddle shafts within a closed, one-piece, jacketed barrel, the new CHR offers heating, cooling, mixing, degassing and other processes in a single step, automatically transforming liquids into powders or high-viscosity slurries, and powders or pellets into high-viscosity slurries or pastes. Applications include the processing of elastomers, adhesives, sealants, and other temperature- and/or oxygen-sensitive materials.